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St Alban’s Catholic Primary School in Cambridge has become a part of the Our Lady of Walsingham Multi Academy Trust and also achieved an “outstanding” rating in a recent Section 48 inspection.

Flavio Vettese, CEO of the Trust, said: “St Alban’s is an outstanding Voluntary Aided school. It’s mission statement, Believe, Achieve, and Succeed, resonates throughout the school. The light of Christ illuminates every aspect of its vibrant community, where children are loved, cared for, and encouraged to become independent, confident, and reliable individuals. St Alban’s promotes a strong Catholic ethos and serves families from all over the city, fostering cohesion and unity.

St Alban’s headteacher, Joe McCrossan, said: “Our school has a very strong family feel, where everyone is valued and loved. The children are given exciting opportunities to become independent and autonomous learners and achieve highly. We look forward to working in partnership with the schools across the MAT and maintaining this high standard.”

Flavio said: “St Alban’s recently underwent a Section 48 inspection, which resulted in an outstanding rating. The inspectors praised the school’s Catholic life, religious education, and collective worship. This achievement reflects the dedication and values demonstrated in all our schools.  

“I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to all of the people who have made the joining of St Alban’s into the Trust possible. It is a very exciting time for us all and I am confident that together our schools will continue to flourish long into the future.

“This exciting union gives us a total of eight schools dedicated to nurturing faith, academic excellence, and community spirit. As we celebrate this new partnership, let us continue to pray for the success and growth of St Alban’s within the Our Lady of Walsingham Trust. May God’s blessings be upon both schools and their shared journey of faith and education.”

Pictured top is Science Week at St Alban’s and, above, headteacher Joe McCrossan.